Backpacking

Pan-American Transmissions Part 5: 10,000 Ways From Panama To Colombia, None Of Them Paved

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions Part 5 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. The Pan-American highway runs from the top of Alaska to […]

14 Unforgettable Images From Guatemala

Monday, April 9, 2012

At 12,336 feet, Volcán de Agua towers over Antigua, which was once the capital of the country until 1773 when a massive earthquake struck destroying much of the country. Antigua’s population is only about 30,000 people, but during the height of the tourist season that number swells to over 60,000, many of whom are there attending one […]

How I Learned To Find Family In Northern Thailand

Monday, March 19, 2012

I’m not a very touchy person. Hugs are reserved for good friends and family, and I can’t remember the last boyfriend whose hand I actually enjoyed holding. I’ll slap you a good ‘ol American high-five but please do not force me into the fashionable double-cheek kiss scenario. This preference for personal space was never more […]

5 Coffee Shops In Amsterdam To Visit Before The City Goes Legit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Among other great attractions in the city, Amsterdam is world famous for its “cannabis coffee shops.” Each offers their own atmosphere and are great places to hang out on while on break visiting the city sites. They are, of course, world famous for offering marijuana on their menus. However, in 2004, Amsterdam followed the example […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

James Gilland is the marketing coordinator at AdventureLink.com and associate editor of its blog. AdventureLink is a site that helps travelers find and book the world’s best adventure trips. For more information about visiting Machu Picchu, visit AdventureLink’s Machu Picchu tours page. 1) Machu Picchu Was Never Actually Finished Archaeologists believe that construction on Machu […]

BackpackMojo.com Wants To Pay You To Help Others Travel Better [Q&A]

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Expeditioner sits down (virtually) with Co-Founder Kevin Creusy Of BackpackMojo.com for a chat on how backpackers can travel better, what it’s like founding a startup and why Mars is the next Laos for backpackers. Imagine a scenario: You have a measly 12 vacation days off from work and the possibilities are endless. Your plans […]

The San Blas Islands: Where Leo Would Have Gone If The Beach Took Place In The Caribbean

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Has it always been this hard to find an island that hasn’t been overdeveloped? If isolation is your thing, look no further than Panama. The San Blas Archipelago off the country’s Caribbean coast is a handful of islands (378 to be exact) where travelers can expect to find some of the most isolated islands in the […]

A Cheap Bastard’s Guide To Traveling

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pan-American Transmissions Part 3: Costa Rica “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. They warned us about Costa Rica. Young travelers, […]

Yes Virginia, It’s Safe To Visit Egypt (And Cheap Too)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Who says travel bloggers aren’t journalists? Okay, lots of people, but that doesn’t stop a few of them (us) from putting boots on the ground and getting some real reporting done, outside of listing out our top 10 favorite places to drink around the world, or how you can get paid to travel the world […]

In Search Of The Real Lost World: Scaling Mount Roraima

Monday, January 30, 2012

My trek the top of Mount Roraima was an accidental adventure. Serendipitous? Yes. Rewarding? No doubt about it. However, there were times when I would have given anything to be anywhere other than on that mongrel of a mountain in Venezuela. A table-top mountain or mesa — synonymous with this part of South America — […]

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